Davis hopeful of important win

Daily Echo: Steven Davis Steven Davis

Saints midfielder and Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis hopes his side can inject some momentum into their World Cup qualifying campaign against Luxembourg.

Tonight's night's fixture represents the most winnable of their first three matches in Group F, coming either side of Friday's 2-0 defeat in Russia and another tricky away day in Portugal next month.

As such the pressure is on for victory at Windsor Park and Davis is optimistic.

"Tonight represents an opportunity to get three points and the boys are looking forward to it," he said.

"We're just looking forward to the game and hopefully we get a positive result and kickstart the campaign.

"International football is getting harder and harder, the gaps are closing, but it's one we're looking to get three points from.

"Home games will have a big say in how the campaign goes for us.

"We're hoping we can have a lot of possession and then it's what we can do with it to create chances. It's up to us to dictate the tempo of the play."

Davis is focused exclusively on the match and declined to assess his side's potential finishing position in the table after seeing all six sides in action last week.

"We just take it one step at a time and see where that takes us," he said.

"We're not looking too far ahead, but we know how difficult a task it would be for us to gain qualification and gain the consistency we would need."

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11:03am Tue 11 Sep 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Don't get injured!
Don't get injured! Seedhouse the Unrepentant

12:38pm Tue 11 Sep 12

Confucious says...

Shouldn't be too difficult. Proudest ever moment for Luxembourg's fans was their team's 1-0 defeat at home to Lithuania.
Shouldn't be too difficult. Proudest ever moment for Luxembourg's fans was their team's 1-0 defeat at home to Lithuania. Confucious

1:05pm Tue 11 Sep 12

mbetts says...

The important win or minimum draw is on Saturday!
The important win or minimum draw is on Saturday! mbetts

1:23pm Tue 11 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Good luck Steven, as they say don't get crocked!
Good luck Steven, as they say don't get crocked! OSPREYSAINT

1:41pm Tue 11 Sep 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

Should beat Luxembourg a country best known for its corporate tax dodgers and defuct radio station rather than any footballing magic.
Should beat Luxembourg a country best known for its corporate tax dodgers and defuct radio station rather than any footballing magic. CB FRY LIVES

3:39pm Tue 11 Sep 12

Alicesdad says...

What a riveting thread.. zzzzzz

everyone should immediatly return to the Adam Lallana story thread and catch up on the fight against the Monarchy, the anniversary of the Twin Towers, rampant nationalism and the impact that Francois Hollande is having on the Euro.

It's the best thread in town !!
What a riveting thread.. zzzzzz everyone should immediatly return to the Adam Lallana story thread and catch up on the fight against the Monarchy, the anniversary of the Twin Towers, rampant nationalism and the impact that Francois Hollande is having on the Euro. It's the best thread in town !! Alicesdad

4:36pm Tue 11 Sep 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

Alicesdad wrote:
What a riveting thread.. zzzzzz

everyone should immediatly return to the Adam Lallana story thread and catch up on the fight against the Monarchy, the anniversary of the Twin Towers, rampant nationalism and the impact that Francois Hollande is having on the Euro.

It's the best thread in town !!
YEAH I BET YOU THINK THAT POMPEY ARE THE BEST THING SINCE SLICE BREAD TOO.GO ASK YOUR DAUGHTER ALICE WHAT THE DORMOUSE SAID WHILE YOU ARE ABOUT IT.
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: What a riveting thread.. zzzzzz everyone should immediatly return to the Adam Lallana story thread and catch up on the fight against the Monarchy, the anniversary of the Twin Towers, rampant nationalism and the impact that Francois Hollande is having on the Euro. It's the best thread in town !![/p][/quote]YEAH I BET YOU THINK THAT POMPEY ARE THE BEST THING SINCE SLICE BREAD TOO.GO ASK YOUR DAUGHTER ALICE WHAT THE DORMOUSE SAID WHILE YOU ARE ABOUT IT. CB FRY LIVES

5:33pm Tue 11 Sep 12

Alicesdad says...

Touchy. I was not saying your comment was boring, it was the thread not the post. Just seven posts in around five hours suggests it's not stimulating much response.

Your comment about Pompey just beggars belief, have you ever read anything I write here? I am as close to Pompey as the South Pole.
Touchy. I was not saying your comment was boring, it was the thread not the post. Just seven posts in around five hours suggests it's not stimulating much response. Your comment about Pompey just beggars belief, have you ever read anything I write here? I am as close to Pompey as the South Pole. Alicesdad

9:19pm Tue 11 Sep 12

Tirau Dan says...

HAPPY 2ND ANIVERSARY AT SAINTS TO NIGEL

http://www.dailyecho
.co.uk/sport/saints/
news/8387296.Adkins_
is_new_Saints_manage
r/?ref=eb

Many happy returns Nigel
Together as One We are Southampton
HAPPY 2ND ANIVERSARY AT SAINTS TO NIGEL http://www.dailyecho .co.uk/sport/saints/ news/8387296.Adkins_ is_new_Saints_manage r/?ref=eb Many happy returns Nigel Together as One We are Southampton Tirau Dan

11:07pm Tue 11 Sep 12

nickskyman says...

Ramirez starts- uruguay vs Ecuador- looks quick on ball, one down
Ramirez starts- uruguay vs Ecuador- looks quick on ball, one down nickskyman

10:24am Wed 12 Sep 12

St Retford says...

Tirau Dan wrote:
HAPPY 2ND ANIVERSARY AT SAINTS TO NIGEL

http://www.dailyecho

.co.uk/sport/saints/

news/8387296.Adkins_

is_new_Saints_manage

r/?ref=eb

Many happy returns Nigel
Together as One We are Southampton
The thing that thread most reminds me of is how annoying those security word things were. Not only for the fact you had to enter them in the first place, but the fact every bugger wrote them at the end of their posts as though there was some amazing cosmic significance to them.

SW: beat gooners.
[quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: HAPPY 2ND ANIVERSARY AT SAINTS TO NIGEL http://www.dailyecho .co.uk/sport/saints/ news/8387296.Adkins_ is_new_Saints_manage r/?ref=eb Many happy returns Nigel Together as One We are Southampton[/p][/quote]The thing that thread most reminds me of is how annoying those security word things were. Not only for the fact you had to enter them in the first place, but the fact every bugger wrote them at the end of their posts as though there was some amazing cosmic significance to them. SW: beat gooners. St Retford

1:55pm Wed 12 Sep 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

Alicesdad wrote:
Touchy. I was not saying your comment was boring, it was the thread not the post. Just seven posts in around five hours suggests it's not stimulating much response.

Your comment about Pompey just beggars belief, have you ever read anything I write here? I am as close to Pompey as the South Pole.
17 miles down the road last time i looked.
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Touchy. I was not saying your comment was boring, it was the thread not the post. Just seven posts in around five hours suggests it's not stimulating much response. Your comment about Pompey just beggars belief, have you ever read anything I write here? I am as close to Pompey as the South Pole.[/p][/quote]17 miles down the road last time i looked. CB FRY LIVES

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